Connection a Windows95 system to a NT Domain Server

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 6 June 1998 / Last Updated on 6 June 1998]

I am not starting here from scratch, but assume you have installed already your network card.
The setup below assumes, that your system is connected on the same network segment as the
domain-server. If you are connected via a router, please view also Connection via a Router to a NT Domain Server.

In this example, I have in addition of
the Network card (NE2000) also a
modem for Internet-access.

To connect to a Windows NT Domain
server, we need to configure the
"Client for Microsoft Networks",
by editing its "Properties".
We need to put the Checkmark on
"Log on to Windows NT Domain"
and we need to provide the name of
the NT Domain.
In addition, select in the Network-applet the
tab: "Identicication" and change your
Workgroup name to be identical to
the Domain name (otherwise your will have
problems browing to the NT server).

The system will need to load additional components from your Windows 95 CD-ROM (or floppies) and then request you to reboot.

On Startup, you will now get the Domian Login screen:

To continue, you need now to enter a Username with password (if required), which is valid on the NT server (you maybe prompted to change the Password)

You should see the NT-server in
the "Network Neighborhood"
with its resources.
use the RIGHT-mouse button to get
the context menu, from which you
then can select to "Map Network Drive"

If you are connected via a router, please view also Connection via a Router to a NT Domain Server.

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